When the Buddha reached enlightenment the first thing he taught was the Four Noble Truths: There is suffering, there is a cause of suffering, there is an end to suffering and there is a path to that end. Find out how these truths are a practical road map for spiritual practice and working with your mind. Topics: buddhism, tibetan buddhism, Ven. Robina Courtin, Tse Chen Ling, Happiness, Noble Truths
Stages of the Path (Lamrim) Four Noble Truths When Shakyamuni Buddha attained enlightenment, the first public teaching he gave was on the Four Noble Truths. These four seemingly simple observances he made about reality hold the key to the entire path. Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Refuge, Buddha, Dharma, Sangha, Four Noble Truths, Suffering,... Source: Lectures and Events
Seeking Refuge Discovering Buddhism Ven. Lobsang Chokyi The practice that differentiates the Buddhist from those who follow other religions is that of refuge. Taking refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha, ie the Three Jewels, and committing to work for more than this life is the first step on the road to enlightenment. What is the spirit with which we make this committment? What is and what isn't refuge? When are we ready to take formal refuge? Learn what is meant by the Three Jewels,... Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Refuge, Buddha, Dharma, Sangha, Four Noble Truths, Suffering,... Source: Discovering Buddhism Program
Have you ever asked yourself the questions: "Why do I put so much energy into chasing after happiness, only to be disappointed?" or "Why is it so hard to find peace and contentment?" Buddhism teaches that true freedom and happiness can only be found within, by transforming our own minds. Find out more about this essential truth that the Buddha taught in this weekend course, based on the Four Noble Truths, the first teaching the Buddha gave after his enlightenment. Who can... Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi, 4 Noble Truths, Buddhist Thought, Buddhist...
Refuge in the Three Jewels Ceremony and Ritual Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa Geshe Dakpa explains the taking of refuge and refuge committments during the ceremony conferring the refuge vows. Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Refuge, Buddha, Dharma, Sangha, Four Noble Truths, Suffering,... Source: Practice Program